Sonja Schimmler is research group lead at Fraunhofer FOKUS. She is also an associated researcher at Technical University of Berlin.
She leads the research group 'Digitalisation and Opening up of Science‘ at the Weizenbaum Institute. She is active in the BUA, in the project 'A Digital Research Space for the BUA'. She is also involved in the NFDI, in NFDI4DataScience, NFDI4Cat, Base4NFDI, and Section Common Infrastructures.
In her research, she focuses on the digitalisation and opening up of science and puts a special emphasis on research data infrastructures. Her research interests range from semantic web and linked data over data science and artificial intelligence to software engineering and human-centered computing.
She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich. She studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich and at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).